|MEMORIAL DAY - NO ROTARY MEETING||May 25, 2015||
|DR. RITA LIBERTI, Professor of Kinesiology, CSUEB||Jun 01, 2015||
Human bodies (whether in motion or not) do not exist in a cultural or historical vacuum. Dr. Rita Liberti's passion and research interests include interrogating how/why movement experiences are shaped by, as well shape, specific historical and cultural movements. Specific research interests include 20th Century African American women's sport/physical activity history. After years of research Dr. Liberti has recently (May 15 release) published a book on Wilma Rudolph and will share some of the stories about her.
|BUDDY JAMES, CSUEB DEPT OF ARTS & MEDIA||Jun 08, 2015||
SINGING AS A VEHICLE FOR SOCIETAL CHANGE
Singing is one of the oldest and most natural of human instincts. This talk will discuss the cultural significance of singing in current times and throughout history. The benefits of group singing, in particular, will be addressed including the ways that singing has impacted cultures and politics.
Buddy James’ passion for great music, travel, and the creation of interesting and meaningful ventures has led him to his current position of Professor of Music at California State University, East Bay, where he is the Founding Director of the School of Arts and Media and the Director of Vocal Studies.
James’ career can be traced to an early love of music, from the pulsating Rock and Roll of his hometown Cleveland, Ohio to the nostalgic Country and Western music of his parent’s West Virginia. He traded his electric guitar for a baton after discovering the beauty and power of ensemble singing in his High School choir with Frank Bianchi and at the University of Akron while studying with Edward Maclary. The allure of California’s sun led him west to study at the University of California, Irvine with Joseph Huszti, who helped him secure both the prestigious UCI Chancellor’s Fellowship and his first faculty teaching positions at UCI and Whittier College.
Seeking to continue his studies toward a Doctorate, he became a protégé of William Dehning at the University of Southern California where he was challenged and inspired both musically and intellectually by his mentor and the institution. During his time in Los Angeles he also studied with David Wilson, James Vail, and John Barnett, and he conducted the USC University Chorus, restarted a defunct USC Men’s Chorus, and was honored as the Outstanding Doctoral Graduate in the USC Department of Choral and Sacred Music.
Prior to coming to CSUEB he taught at many institutions, most notably at Millersville University of Pennsylvania where he was named “Person of the Year” in 2004. He has served many organizations such as the American Choral Directors Association and Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, and is one of the founding officers of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.
His move to California and subsequent travels through Europe as a singer and penniless student backpacker shaped his world views on art and human relations, and he has had the privilege of sharing his love for history, art, design, the ocean, and good food with his choirs during tours to Eastern and Western Europe, Mexico and Asia. His personal travels have taken him camel riding in the Gobi Desert, traversing glaciers in Patagonia, summiting the great Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, visiting monasteries in the Himalayas, exploring souks in Dubai, and shopping at Thailand’s night markets. James and his family have been blessed with the opportunity of enjoying extended stays studying culture and music in Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Bangkok, Tokyo, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. Currently he lives in Palo Alto with his wife Aileen and their two beautiful children, Emilia Rose and Lionel.
|STAN DOBBS||Jun 15, 2015||
STATE OF HAYWARD EDUCATION
Come hear our own STAN "DATA" DOBBS, Superintendent of the Hayward Unified School District, talk about his vision for our schools.
|REPRESENTATIVE ERIC SWALWELL||Jun 22, 2015||
Congressman Eric Swalwell proudly represents California’s Fifteenth Congressional District, which includes a large portion of the East Bay. In January 2015, he was sworn in for his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, continuing his work to bring new energy, ideas, and a problem-solving spirit to Congress and advance policies that will support equality, opportunity, and security.
Congressman Swalwell works diligently to protect Americans on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He serves as top Democrat on the Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) which is responsible for the oversight, policy, activities, and budget of the CIA. He also is on the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where he addresses climate change and advocates for renewable energy.
Congressman Swalwell grew up and attended public schools in the East Bay. He was the first person in his family to go to college, having earned a Division I soccer scholarship. During college he worked as an unpaid intern in the office of his representative, Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher. He was a Capitol Hill intern on September 11, 2001– a day that strengthened his commitment to public service and inspired his first legislative achievement: creating a public-private college scholarship program for students who lost parents in the attacks.
After earning undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Maryland, he returned to the East Bay to serve the cause of justice and protect victims as a prosecutor in the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for seven years. He also served as chairperson of the Dublin Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission, on the Dublin Planning Commission, and was elected to the Dublin City Council.
He is the oldest of four boys and son to Eric Sr., a retired police officer, and Vicky, who works as a secretar
|NO ROTARY NOON MEETING - SEE YOU AT THE DEMOTION||Jun 29, 2015||